Quickies: Bigotry costs money, Pluto’s heart, and women in comics
- Why are people bigoted even when it costs them money? – “We need to make it a whole lot harder to be bigoted than it is not to be. We need to make bigotry more inconvenient, more time-consuming, more costly. When businesspeople say and do bigoted things, we need to make it result in a PR nightmare and some expensive lawsuits and a whole bunch of customers saying, “Screw you, we’re taking our business elsewhere.””
- Sudanese model Nykhor Paul: I’m tired of apologizing for my blackness – “Dear white people in the fashion world! Please don’t take this the wrong way but it’s time you people get your shit right when it comes to our complexion!” From Mary.
- A “heart” from Pluto as flyby begins – “After a more than nine-year, three-billion-mile journey to Pluto, it’s showtime for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, as the flyby sequence of science observations is officially underway.” From Amy.
- Kelly Sue DeConnick is the future of women in comics – And her advice is to be terrifying.